- The Sokoto chapter of the APC has picked the state’s deputy governor, Ahmad Aliyu, as its gubernatorial candidate for 2019
- Aliyu scored 2,282 votes to beat his closest rival, Alhaji Faruk Yabo, who scored 837 votes during the election
- The deputy governor urged those who lost in the contest to support his candidacy in order to ensure victory for the APC in the 2019 general elections
The deputy governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has emerged as the flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.
Announcing the result on Monday, October 1, in Sokoto, the chairman, APC Gubernatorial Primary Election in the state, Alhaji Sulaiman Abubakar, said the election was contested by four aspirants, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Abubakar said that a total of 3,606 votes were cast out of the 4,600 votes during the primary election.
He said that Aliyu scored 2,282 votes to beat his closest rival, Alhaji Faruk Yabo, who scored 837 votes during the election.
Abubakar said that Alhaji Abubakar Gumbi got 70 votes, while Senator Abubakar Gada, had 20 votes. The chairman added that 397 votes were invalid.
In his acceptance speech, Aliyu thanked the delegates for electing him as the party’s candidate for the 2019 election.
He assured delegates that he would work to ensure unity among party members for the progress of the APC.
Aliyu also urged those who lost in the contest to support his candidacy in order to ensure victory for the APC in the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the All Progressives Congress in Niger endorsed Governor Abubakar Bello as the party’s flag bearer for 2019 governorship elections in the state.
Members of the party from the 274 wards trooped out in their numbers to affirm Bello as the party’s flag bearer.
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